Shareholders Back Apple CEO Tim Cook in Fight against FBI Overreach

8:08 PM, Feb. 26th, 2016 · · Reports

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Shareholders of Apple, Inc. largely backed Apple and CEO Tim Cook in the company's decision to fight a court order to create tools that would bypass security measures in iOS. According to The New York Times, Apple's annual shareholder meeting Friday was, "a striking scene of support for Mr. Cook."

OS X: Save Time Machine Backup Space by Excluding Items

9:10 AM, Feb. 26th, 2016 · · Reports

How to exclude items from Time Machine backups

If you happen to be sharing a backup disk with multiple people (or across multiple machines), then space may be at a premium. If so, you may (carefully!) consider excluding any unimportant files or folders you have from being backed up. In today's Quick Tip, we'll go over the hows and the whys of doing so.

OS X: Rebuilding Mailboxes (And Why You Might Want To)

9:34 AM, Feb. 23rd, 2016 · · Reports

How to rebuild Mail's mailboxes

Got garbled Mail messages on your Mac? Or are you searching and searching, but you can't find the emails you're looking for? Well, in this Quick Tip, Melissa Holt's gonna go over a step you can take to rebuild those misbehaving mailboxes. It might just help you find a bunch of stuff you thought you'd lost!

Apple Sells $12 Billion in New Bonds, Including $1.5 Billion ‘Green’ Bond

6:50 PM, Feb. 16th, 2016 · · Reports

Apple Shoveling Money

Apple has launched a new bond offering for US$12 billion, including $1.5 billion in 7-year "green" bonds. Green bonds are typically issued to back clean energy initiatives, and Apple said it would use the money to meet its goal of using only renewable energy in its corporate offices, retail stores and data centers in the U.S. The rest of the bond offering will go to bolster Apple's efforts to return money to shareholders.

El Capitan: Getting the Sizes of Mailboxes

9:05 AM, Feb. 10th, 2016 · · Reports

How to check mailbox sizes in OS X El Capitan Mail

This Quick Tip is about something that Apple removed from El Capitan's version of Mail (the gear icon that was at the bottom-left) and how you can replicate its "Get Account Info" functionality to see the sizes of your mailboxes again. Apple sometimes giveth and then taketh away, but at least in this case, we can still "taketh" the feature back!

Apple Overtakes Google/Alphabet as Most Valuable Company

8:17 PM, Feb. 4th, 2016 · · Reports

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Apple retook the title of world's    most valuable company, a title briefly lost to Alphabet—the holding company that owns Google—earlier in the week. At the market's close on Thursday, Apple's market cap stood at $534.4 billion, while Alphabet's rose to $503.3 billion.

OS X: Watching Your Kid’s Screen (from Across the House!)

9:10 AM, Feb. 3rd, 2016 · · Reports

How to monitor what your kids are doing on their Macs

Today's Quick Tip is not about Parental Controls, exactly, but you could use it in conjunction with that feature if you need to go a step farther in keeping your kid safe online. With Remote Management, you can see what your child is doing from the comfort of your own computer screen, and if you set it up properly, he'll never even know that you're watching. The approach may be a bit draconian, but we guess sometimes you've gotta come down hard.

We're sorry, kids. 

Why Google/Alphabet Is Worth More than Apple

5:25 PM, Feb. 2nd, 2016 · · Reports

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Google, or rather the new parent company called Alphabet, overtook Apple Inc. to become the world's most valuable corporation Tuesday. The two companies switched places after Alphabet jumped on its December quarterly earnings report, helped by a decline in Apple's shares. Bryan Chaffin explains why Wall Street values the two companies so differently.

OS X: Adjusting Your Login Options

8:56 AM, Jan. 29th, 2016 · · Reports

How to manage your Mac's login window

For today's Quick Tip, Melissa Holt will go over the so-called login window, which is the screen you'll see if your Mac doesn't sign in automatically. Can you customize it? Is it difficult to make it more secure? And hey, where do you go to make changes to it? The short answers are "yes," "no," and "System Preferences," but if you want the long answers, they're in this article!